Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Margaret Robins

Female 1698 - 1795  (~ 97 years)


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  • Name Margaret Robins 
    Born Mar 1697/98  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Oct 1795  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056412  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father Richard Robins,   b. Abt 1665,   d. 2 Sep 1705, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Lydia Shuttleworth,   b. Bef 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Dec 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Reeder,   b. 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1769, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Reeder,   b. Abt 1721, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Robins Reeder,   b. 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1797, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Thomas Reeder,   b. Abt 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Simon Reeder,   b. 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
     5. Anne Reeder,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     6. Lydia Reeder,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Reeder,   b. Between 1736 and 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Margaret Reeder,   b. Abt 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Jun 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F40946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 290.
      Margaret Reeder, April 10, 1789; October 12, 1795
      I, Margaret Reeder of CC being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory
      To son Richard Robin Reeder, tract of land called Lindsey whereon he now dwelleth.
      Executor: Richard Robin Reeder
      Signed: April 10, 1789 Margaret (her mark) Reeder
      Wit - John McPherson, Catherine Stone, Thomas Stone
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      Peter Hart 41.454 SM 73.17,0 Sep 20 1749 Sep 21 1749
      Appraisers: Kenelm Boult, Simon Reeder.
      Creditors: John Bond, William Horner.
      Next of kin: Margaret Reeder, John Hart.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Hart.
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      When Margaret Robbins Reeder, the widow, made her own will on April 24,
      1789, at age 91, she left to her son Richard Robbins Reeder all of her
      property, including the land called Lindsay, where he was living. Her will
      was offered for probate October 12, 1795 (Wills, AK 11:290)
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      REEDER, BENJAMIN, Charles Co. 24 Jun, 1764 9 May, 1769
      To son Richard Robins Reeder - tract of land I now live on called "Linsey",
      To wife Margaret Reeder, 1/3 of same, during her natural life; at her decease, to sd. Richard Robins Reeder.
      To son Thomas Reeder, 'tract of land he now lives an called Drulyain."
      To son Simon Reeder, 3 slaves. Daus: Anne and Mary Wright, Lydia Dodson, Margaret and Elizabeth Davis.
      Exs: Wife Margaret Reeder. and son Thomas Reeder.
      Wit: Samuel and Matthew Barnes, William McPherson, Jr. 379 113
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      Benjamin Reeder 102.144 CH 235.10.3 Jul 13 1769 Sep 29 1769
      Appraisers: John Chapman, Samuel Stone.
      Next of kin: Richard Robert Reeder, Ledece (Lydia) Dodson.
      Executors: Margaret Reeder, Thomas Reeder.
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      Benjamin Reeder 6,104 D CH 296.14.6 Aug 7 1771
      Sureties: John Stowe, Thomas Hopewell.
      Legatees: Richard Johns Reeder, Thomas Reeder, Simon Reeder.
      Residue to; widow (unnamed) during life; then to her 5 daughters (unnamed).
      Executors: Margaret Reeder, Thomas Reeder,
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      Benjamin Reeder 41.456 SM 60.15.5; Jul 25 ___; Nov 29 1749
      Appraisers: George Greaves, Joseph Alvey
      Creditors: Gilbert Ireland, Thomas Reeder
      NOK: Thomas Reeder, John Reeder
      Admnx/Extx: Margaret Reeder
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      Benjamin Reeder 33.414 A SM 60.15.5 63.5.0; Apr 23 1753
      Received from: John Parsons, Joseph Crook, Francis Swales, James Biggs,
      George Waller, Richard Lake, John Gardiner, Mary Phippard, John Jones
      Payments to: James Mallahon, Joseph Hackley, Thomas Reeder, Robert Horner, Mer. Lock due to Stephen Bordley, Mer. Lock due Edmond Jenings, Esq., Basil Smith, Mer. Lock, Richard Ward Key
      Admnx: Margaret Reeder
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      Robins, Richard, Chas. County, 4th Dec., 1704; 2nd Sept., 1705.
      To dau. Margaret, "Sensey" at marriage,
      To dau. Elizabeth, dwelling plantation, "Homefare." brother John and godson Benjamin, son of John Banister, personalty.
      To John Banister,, 100 A. adjoining "Sensey" afsd.
      Test: Jno. Robins, Jno. Banister, George Elgin. 3. 647.
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      Benjamin left Lindsay to his son Richard Robbins Reeder, his widow Margaret to have two-thirds of it during her lifetime. Benjamin Reeder's will was offered for probate on 5/9/1769. Final distribution gave the residue of the estate to the widow and after her decease to her six daughters. (There were only five in the will, no explanation for the discrepancy) Wills, 37:113;
      Bal. of Final Distr., L:104)
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 177.
      At the request of Philip Barnes, the following lease was recorded on Aug 19, 1747.
      May 1, 1747 from Benjamin Reeder of CC, planter, and Margaret, his wife, to Philip Barnes of CC, planter, the 7 year lease (starting Dec 25, 1746) of a parcel of land, part of a tract called Lindsey, lying in CC, being part of a tract of land whereon sd Benjamin and Margaret now dwell. The land to be leased is bounded by Hamond's Branch (which falls into Nanjemy Branch), the land of the widow Jenkins. The annual rent is 800 lbs tobacco, and Barnes is to plant 100 apple trees_ Signed - Benj.n Reeder, Margaret {+ her mark) Reeder. Wit - Robt Hanson, Thos Stone.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 247.
      At the request of John Jenkins, the following deed was recorded on Apr 28, 1748.
      Apr 25, 1748 from Benjamin Reader and Margaret, his wife, of CC, planter, to John Jenkins of cc, planter, for 20 shillings sterling and for divers other good causes, a certain parcel of land, being part of a tract of land in CC called Lindsey. Signed - Benj: Reader, Margaret (X her mark) Reader. Wit - Tho:s Stone, Jno Winter.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood. The following depositions and proofs were lodged with the CC Clerk, to be recorded pursuant to the directions of an Act of Assembly passed in 1779 and entitled, an Act to establish a mode to perpetuate testimony.
      William Smallwood of CC, wanting to perpetuate the testimony of sundry witnesses respecting the title of the following tracts of land called Allansons Folly and Saint Davids, for which actions of ejectment have been brought and are now depending in the General Court of Maryland between Thomas Rookwoods, lessee, plaintiff, and John Brawner and William Jones, tenants of sd William Smallwood, gave the following notice to William Cooke of Annapolis, the Atty at Law for sd Thomas Rookwood, he, sd Rookwood, being absent and residing out of the State of Maryland - to wit

      On Jun 3, 1789, William Smallwood attended at the dwelling house of Thomas Shuttleworth Posey, when and where the following deposition was taken before Daniel Jenifer, one of the CC JPs, who then and there attended for the purpose, in consequence of the indisposition of Richard Barnes, who had attended on the preceding day, and on this present day, until he was so much indisposed at Adam clinkscale's that he could proceed no further. signed - Dan Jenifer*.
      No. 7. The deposition of Thomas Shuttleworth Posey, aged about 74 or 75, says that he has often heard his father and mother talk of Edward Rookwood and his 1st wife, who, they informed him, was sister to this Deponent's mother, that Edward Rookwood never had but 1 child by his sd 1st wife, and that his name was Thomas Rookwood, whom this Deponent well knew, and was generally informed by his father and mother and others that after the death of Edward Rookwood, his sd son, Thomas, heired and entered into possession of all his father's estate, both real and personal, and that he resided on the tract of land called Allansons Folly, and that he rented another tract, called saint Davids, to Edward Maddox, and this Deponent well remembers Thomas Rookwood, and that he died seised of these 2 tracts of land and several others he thinks called Preston Found Hills and Hard Frost, leaving 2 daughters, 1 of whom died young, and the other married Mr, Henry Moore, by whom she had a daughter who died young, that he always heard and believes, the land afd became escheatable upon her death and that the sd Henry Moore did escheat them, and some years afterwards, sold the tract called Allansons Folly to Mr. Bayne Smallwood, from whom it descended to his heir at law, William Smallwood, the present Defendant, and this Deponent further says that he has often understood and heard his father and mother and others say that some years after the death of Edward Rookwood's 1st wife, that Edward Rookwood married another woman, who ran away to Virginia with a man, by name Goslin, with whom she lived some years and had several children, and this Deponent well remembers that he has often heard his father and mother say that William Rookwood was the son of the abovesd 2nd wife of Edward Rookwood, and that the sd child was generally reputed and thought to be the son of sd Goslin and was then more commonly called William Goslin than William Rookwood- This Deponent says that his father and mother always lived in the neighborhood within 3 miles or 3 miles of the afd tract of land called Allansons Folly, that both his father and mother lived to be very old, that his mother's maiden name was Lydia Shuttleworthr that she first married Richard Robins, by whom she had 2 daughters; the elder married Benjamin Reeder, and the younger, Francis Dunnington, who died this year, about 90 years old. Signed Jun 3, 1789 - Thomas Shuttleworth (TP his mark) Posey. Wit - Dan Jenifer*.
      The deposition of Daniel Jenifer, of lawful age, says that when he took Thomas Shuttleworth Posey's deposition, he found him confined to his bed by an inflammation in his foot and leg from a hurt he had received, and was so swollen, that the only way he could have attended at Chickamuxon warehouse, would have been to have been carried in a litter. Signed Sep 1, 1789 - Dan Jenifer. Wit - Henry Barnes*. Adjourned until Jun 4, 1789,

      No. 11. The deposition of Margaret Reeder, aged 91 years last Mar past, says that she knew old Edward Rookwood, and that he died the year this Deponent married, or the year before, and that she was about 18 years old when she married, that she understood and often heard her mother say that Edward Rookwood's 1st wife was her sister, and that she died when this Deponent was very young, before she could well remember her aunt, but she doesn't remember said that Edward Rookwood's 1st wife was a full sister or a half sister, Her mother told her that she had 3 sisters; 1 married old John Payne, another married one, Wheler, she thinks by name Francis but is not certain, another married old Edward Rookwood, and that her mother married Richard Robins, by whom she had 2 daughters, the elder of which was this Deponent, who married Benjamin Reeder, and the younger married Francis Dunnington, and after the death of Richard Robins, her father, her mother married old John Posey, This Deponent says that she has often heard her mother say that her maiden name was Lydia Shuttleworth. Thomas Rookwood, the only son of Edward Rookwood, after the death of his father, married Henrietta Barnes, the daughter of old Henry Barnes. During Henry Moore's daughter's sickness, Henry Moore and several of his neighbors kept horses for some time to be ready to set off to Annapolis to escheat sd lands. Deponent says that Edward Rookwood, after the death of her aunt, kept or cohabited with a servant maid or hireling, who some said he married. Signed Jun 4, 1789 - Margt her mark) Reeder.
      Wit - Dan Jenifer*,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 304-14: LINDSEY: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Allen, John: Surveyed 18 May 1658 for Edmund Lindsey on the East side of the Easternmost branch of Nanjemoy Creek. (see folio 334): Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Joseph Harrison from John & James Allen; 16 Nov 1717,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 335-9: LINDSEY: 300 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Jenkins, Thomas: 150 Acres - Posey, John: Surveyed 10 May 1659 for James Lindsey on the East side of the Easternmost branch of Avon River: Conveyance notes - John Jenkins from Ann Jenkins; 5 Dec 1746,

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